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5 Spa Treatment Ideas for Kids and How To Keep Them Safe

scoops kids spaPampering your kid with a spa experience is sure to make her feel special and loved. It can also be a good excuse to have some quality mom and daughter time together and bond. Anyway, kids love being pampered!
It is important to note that spa treatment procedures that works for adults may not be right for young kids. You might have to tweak some treatments to give your child a fun and pleasant experience.
Here are some ideas to give your kid a spa experience that she will love and cherish!

Pedicures:
An occasional pedicure will make sure that your kid’s feet stay healthy and beautiful. You can mix Epsom salt and moisturizing oil in warm water to create the perfect soak. Let your kid soak the feet for ten minutes before you exfoliate them with pumice stone. You can then gently pat the feet dry with a towel, trim and file the nails and finish it off with your child’s favourite color nail polish. The result will be visibly happy feet!
It is better not to trim your child’s cuticles as it could cause small cuts and lead to infections.

Facial Scrubs:
Facial scrubs are great for exfoliating your child’s skin and making that cute smile a tad brighter! You can make a natural exfoliating mask by mixing a thick paste of oatmeal, olive oil and brown sugar. Use circular motion over the face to apply the paste and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse it off and apply a moisturizing mix of mashed fruits like bananas and papayas. Apply this mask for 20 minutes and rinse off and pat dry with a soft towel.

It is always safer for your kid’s skin to use your own homemade facial scrub than the scrubs off the supermarket shelves. Take care to ensure that none of the mix goes into your kid’s eyes.

Manicures:
You can make your kid’s hands softer and prettier with an improvised manicure. You can trim those pretty little nails with a clipper and then file them smooth. Take care not to cut them too short. Use a soft, flexible buffer to gently buff the sides of the nail along with the middle. You may soak the hand in warm water for a few minutes and dry with a soft towel before painting the nails.

It is best to leave out cuticle trimming from your kid’s manicure regimen. Trimming the cuticle could cause small cuts and may lead to infections. And, use only nail polish that is free of harmful chemicals as you never know when your kids are tempted to bite or eat their nails!

Bath salts:

A warm water bath with bath salts is great for your kid’s skin and her mood. It opens up the pores in the skin and draws out impurities, oil and dirt. Your kid is sure to become relaxed and happier after you give her a bath. You can prepare a bath mix by running a hot bath and adding Epsom salt and a few drops of essential oil like lavender to it. Take care to let the water stay for a while in the tub with the salts and test the temperature of the water before you let your kid in.

Oil Massage:
An oil massage is great for your kid’s general well-being as it improves the blood circulation and makes the skin soft and supple. Apply warm massage oil on your kid’s body and gently massage in circles over joints, chest and the stomach. Use long, backward and forward strokes for the arms and legs. Keep the oil on for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water and mild soap. Always massage gently and take care not to put too much pressure on any point.